Here is a quick overview of our upcoming events Spring 2019:
April 9 - UN Youth Delegate Breakfast (RSVP needed by 4/5 at noon!)
April 16 - Fulbright Film Series co-presents "Moving Stories"
April 28 - Young Alumni BBQ "Meat and Greet"
May 8 - Happy hour!
May 11 - Kayaking on the Hudson, part 1
June 1 - Kayaking on the Hudson, part 2
UN YOUTH DELEGATE BREAKFAST (Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 8:30am)
The U.S. Mission to the United Nations & the United Nations Association - USA is holding a breakfast discussion on "Youth and Political Participation" on Tuesday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Attendees will hear from speakers including Michael Scott Peters, a U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, and Andy Rabens, a special advisor for global youth issues at the State Department. The event will be held at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (799 United Nations Plaza, at 45th Street and 1st Avenue, on the 22nd floor). An RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP by 12 p.m. Friday, April 5 at https://doodle.com/poll/qwtfdduarw7a9qc8
Fulbright Film Series Co-Presents: MOVING STORIES (April 16, 2019@ 7pm at the JCC Manhattan)
The Fulbright Film Series, an initiative of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Greater New York, is co-presenting a screening of "Moving Stories," a documentary about dancers from the Battery Dance Company who travel far and wide to work with young people around the world who have dealt with hardships like war, poverty, and trauma. The instructors enable their young students to share their stories through the language of dance. We will be offering free tickets to the first 15 people who email firstname.lastname@example.org! Send a request with the phrase "Moving Stories" in the subject line. Act fast! —> For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/MovingStoriesJCC
YOUNG ALUMNI BBQ “MEAT & GREET” (Sunday, April 28, 2019)
Join us in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 28th for our Young Alumni BBQ "Meat and Greet" (there will be plenty of vegetarian options as well). While the event is geared towards Fulbrighters who have completed their grants in the last five years, all are welcome. Please send an email to FulbrightNY@gmail.com if you are interested in attending with "BBQ" in the subject line.
SAVE THE DATE: HAPPY HOUR ON MAY 8 (Wednesday May 8, 2019)
Join us for a springtime happy hour on May 8! We are finalizing details, so stay tuned for information about the venue. As for now, just save the date!
SAVE THE DATE: KAYAKING ON THE HUDSON (Saturday, May 11 & Saturday, June 1)
Join your fellow Fulbrighters for an outdoor adventure kayaking along the Hudson River! Get eye-popping panoramic views of Manhattan's famous skyline while spending time with other fabulous Fulbrighters and friends. We'll be gathering at Pier 84 Boathouse, where Manhattan Kayak's instructors will first teach us paddle strokes on land, then we'll embark on easy sit-on-top kayaks. It's a mix of a good workout, serene environment, and stunning skyline! Wear water-friendly clothes and bring your camera, if you desire. No experience is required. After we finish, we'll head over to Gotham West Market to get a bite to eat. Kayaking makes you hungry! Gotham West Market is one block away from the boathouse. https://gothamwestmarket.com/. All are welcome (friends of Fulbright/guests too) but space is limited, so make sure to RSVP! When: Sat, May 11 at 11:45am-1:30pm, AND/OR Sat, June 1, 5:15pm-7pm // Where: Pier 84 Boathouse, 555 12th Avenue at 44th Street. Price: $40 for foreign/current Fulbrighters, $55 for Fulbright alumni & friends of Fulbright
—> RSVP for Sat, May 11: https://kayakonhudsonmay2019.eventbrite.com
—> RSVP for Sat, June 1: https://kayakonhudsonjune2019.eventbrite.com
Fulbright NYC - Eurovision 2018 Viewing Party (Saturday May 12 2018) - It's Europe's biggest night of the year -- if you grew up in Europe there's no need to explain! Join us for a live viewing of the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest direct from Lisbon! Come root for your favorite performers, bring a flag, and be a part of what will surely be a fun finale! We will have a couple of tables reserved for us, so look for the Fulbright sign. Appetizers and other surprises are waiting for you! Drinks available for purchase.
*Open to citizens of all nations, Europe or otherwise. You don't have to be from Europe to enjoy this!
FAIR event: Leveling the Playing Field: Entrepreneurship & Diplomacy (Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 6:30-8:30pm) - An exciting panel discussion bringing together diplomats, entrepreneurs and leading change-makers! The Greater NY Fulbright Chapter and Stella invite you to join us for a panel discussion at the Flanders House centered on leveling the playing field through initiatives in entrepreneurship, technology and policy. Featuring examples from policy implementation in Iceland to the Man Up Campaign, as well as the latest actions being taken by entrepreneurs around the globe, this event aims to spark original ideas and highlight the crucial role of mentorship in these fields. After the debate, you will have the opportunity to network over drinks and light refreshments and enjoy the view from the 44th floor of The New York Times building. Speakers; Einar Gunnarsson: Ambassador of Iceland to the UN; Jimmie Briggs: Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Man Up Campaign; Flynn Coleman: Founding Fellow, NYU Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship; Catalina Daniels: Angel Investor, former CEO of multiple companies and former partner at McKinsey & Company.
Fulbright NY Open Salon (Monday, March 26th 2018, 7-9pm) - Our Fulbright NY Open Salons are opportunities to hear about Fulbrighters’ work by doing presentations in a cross-disciplinary, informal atmosphere, for feedback, critique or to instigate thought. Our March presenters include: Johanne Ebel, Fulbright grantee from Germany and M.A. candidate at The New School. Johanne will present an excerpt of her research and visual work revolving around LGBT issues and covering themes of non-binary identity, marginalization and queer history. Ray Iwazumi, US Fulbright alumna to Belgium, faculty at The Juilliard School, violinist, composer and musicologist. Ray's presentation will focus on violin expression and musical markings that are 'lost in translation'; Sophie Maddocks, Fulbright grantee from the U.K. and M.A. candidate at The New School. Sophie will present preliminary data from her Master’s thesis, entitled ‘Against Revenge Porn’. Through interviews with 30 activists from 11 countries, this project charts the contemporary history of efforts to end intimate image abuse online.
Asian Art & Dance Music @ Rubin Museum (Friday, January 26th, 6:30-8:30pm) - Join us for happy hour in The Rubin Museum's K2 Lounge, which features a bar, snacks, and live music. Meet some Fulbright friends and enjoy Himalayan art. Look for us at standing tables by the bar! Admission to the museum and K2 Lounge is free after 6pm. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. (Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY)
Fulbright Film Series @ Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn (Monday, February 7th, 7pm) - Join us for our second installation in our Fulbright Film Series featuring the film The Gun Shop, as well as artwork by photographer Kathy Schorr and painter Kadie Salfi, and a post-panel discussion featuring Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia; David Rocchio, co-producer of The Gun Shop and Eric Ruben, moderator and fellow at Brennan Center for Justice. For more info, see our Fulbright Film Series page.
Tickets are going fast, so get your ticket before the event sells out!
One To World’s Dinner Diplomats (February 5th-18th, 2018)
The Fulbright NY Chapter teamed up with One To World‘s Dinner Diplomats program to offer a series of hosted dinners that brings together current grantees and Fulbright alumni. Visiting Fulbrighters are hosted at homes (or favorite places) for a meal. This is a great opportunity for visiting Fulbright students to meet some of the program's alumni in an intimate setting filled with interesting conversation and cultural exchange. To host or be hosted, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/DinnerDiplomats2018
Fulbright NY Diplomatic Welcome Reception (October 5, 2017)
The U.S. State Department and Fulbright’s NY chapter hosted a special reception in which we welcomed new Fulbright scholars along with diplomatic representatives from various countries. The reception was held at the beautiful US Mission to the UN building on Thursday, October 5th, 7-9pm. With almost 80 countries being represented, it was certainly an interesting evening!
Fulbright NY Goes Kayaking on the Hudson (July 1, 2017, June 16, 2018)
Fellow Fulbrighters and friends went for an outdoor adventure kayaking along the Hudson River with panoramic views of Manhattan's famous skyline. We gathered at Pier 84 Boathouse, where Manhattan Kayak's instructors taught us paddle strokes on land, then we embarked on easy sit-on-top kayaks. It was a mix of a good workout, serene environment and stunning skyline! Photographs: https://photos.app.goo.gl/RxBVU8UebCOvEYqt1
Youth Mentoring Initiative @ SLC (July 6, 2017)
The Youth Mentoring Initiative is held in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College (SLC) and Yonkers Public Schools. Every summer, Sarah Lawrence College produces a High School Writers program for public school students. About 90 high school students from around the country participate, and both foreign Fulbrighters and alumni mentor the students, joining in the workshop activities and imbuing an international lens while raising awareness of the Fulbright program amongst “future American Fulbrighters.” This year marked our 15th anniversary of the Youth Mentoring Initiative and our partnerships with Yonkers Department of Education and Sarah Lawrence College. Fulbrighters participated in workshops with students in the High School Writers program, encouraging an international perspective as the students wrote about diversity, conflict resolution & global issues. For an inside perspective of what the day is like, check out Fulbrighter Jarod Yong's post: http://www.jarodyong.com/2016/07/international-fulbright-panel-writers.html
Happy Hour @ The Delancey (June 14, 2017)
We kicked off the start of summer with fellow NY Fulbrighters for a happy hour on the rooftop of The Delancey in the Lower East Side. There were plenty of opportunities to socialize and network amidst a fun, casual, culturally rich setting.
Fulbright NY Open Salon (May 9, 2017)
Our Fulbright NY Open Salons are opportunities to hear about Fulbrighters’ work by doing presentations in a cross-disciplinary, informal atmosphere, for feedback, critique or to instigate thought. Our palette of Fulbright presenters featured Juliane Bazzo, a Fulbright scholar at CUNY (Queens College and The Graduate Center) who spoke about her research on the agency of the bullying concept in contemporary Brazil; Christine Garvey, a Fulbright alumna to Italy and an artist, who gave a presentation on her multifaceted work which explores the link between technological advancement and artistic representation of the body.; and Ishita Tiwary, a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University who presented her research on the history of the VHS in India, including its role in the development of the political video news magazine. Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulbright-ny-open-salon-may-2017-tickets-34018153212# Photographs: https://goo.gl/photos/JQHeCdkmf8PYTUGG6
Diversity & Education: Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Classroom (April 20, 2017)
Fulbright NY and Fashion Institute of Technology's Diversity Council hosted a stimulating discussion on current trends in diversity in education and what it takes to break down stereotypes in the classroom. Panelists spoke on their experiences as community activists, policy makers and educators. The panel included Fulbright NY's 2017 Alumnus-in-Residence Jared Licina (Founder of Nascenta, a nonprofit organization that runs diversity workshops based on a lesson structure developed in post-apartheid South Africa), Asha Castleberry (Consultant with the Truman National Security Project, Former U.S. Army veteran & professor at Fordham University), Adhim DeVeaux (Professional Development Consultant for the United Federation of Teachers), and Dr. Ron Milon (Chief Diversity Officer at FIT). Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-education-breaking-down-stereotypes-in-the-classroom-tickets-33347854330# Photographs: https://goo.gl/photos/sat5M1iDRybPN7nM6
Asian Art & Dance Music @ Rubin Museum (March 3, 2017)
Fulbrighters gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art for a happy hour imbued with Asian art & dance music. The Rubin Museum is home to a fantastic collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The Rubin's free Friday nights are known for blending culture and community, featuring live music, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, and a special pan-Asian tapas menu. DJ Ripley spun Uzbek/Tajik pop as well as Kazakh sounds with various asian-flavored vibes and sounds. Happy hours @ the Rubin Museum provide a fun, culturally-rich setting to allow Fulbrighters to socialize and network while enjoying art and music.
Before I Was CEO: A Discussion with Two Fulbright Alumni (February 7, 2017)
In partnership with One To World and the KU Leuven Alumni US Chapter, Fulbright NY hosted an exclusive conversation with two Fulbright alumni: Alberto Vitale, former CEO of Random House, and Peter Vanham, author of the newly published book, Before I Was CEO, which profiles the lives of 20 CEOs, including Mr. Vitale. The inspiration for this book came to Peter when he met Alberto Vitale through a One To World program during his Fulbright fellowship at Columbia University. The two discussed their first meeting and personal backgrounds, lessons learned from CEOs profiled in the book, and answered audience questions. All participants received a copy of the book, Before I was CEO. Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/before-i-was-ceo-a-discussion-with-two-fulbright-alumni-tickets-31152817917#
Happy Hour @ Metrograph (January 27, 2017)
We started the year with fellow NY Fulbrighters at a happy hour at the vintage-Hollywood-inspired cinema, the Metrograph in the Lower East Side. There were plenty of opportunities to socialize and network amidst a fun, casual, culturally rich setting.
Global Curriculum Toolkit / Writing Workshops @ SLC
The Global Curriculum Toolkit consists of activities and templates that apply an international, multidisciplinary lens into school topics while integrating Fulbright themes. The program is ongoing, though we have held writing workshops incorporating the Global Curriculum Toolkit for public school teachers throughout the years. Case studies using Fulbright projects are included, along with activities that build international awareness. Each activity promotes a global lens and literacy by incorporating the use of maps and writing through a range of subjects. It is intentionally interdisciplinary and is designed to fit into existing school STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) curricula. We've implemented this in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College and Yonkers Public Schools. The school teachers have implemented the Global Curriculum Toolkit lessons in their classrooms and have gotten very positive reactions from students and other teachers alike. More info on the toolkit.